Today was a big day for Comcast and for the Peoria area. Comcast opened its first XFINITY Store in Central Illinois at 426 W. Washington St. in East Peoria’s Levee District. Mayor Dave Mingus, East Peoria Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Swan and a host of other area civic and business leaders joined store manager Brandon Shockley, store employees and several other Comcast employees to officially cut the ribbon.
David Williams, Comcast’s regional vice president of Sales and Marketing, spoke to attendees about the store and about Comcast’s ongoing investment in the Peoria area, examples of which include:
- Last year’s addition of 1.5 miles of fiber in downtown Peoria (all told, Comcast has nearly 300 miles of fiber serving the Peoria area);
- The launch of Gigabit Pro, a fiber-based Internet service that can provide thousands of Peoria area homes 2 Gigabit Internet speeds – the fastest speeds available on the residential market. Comcast can provide speeds of up to 10 Gigabits to Peoria area businesses as well; and
- Comcast’s pending new Internet service that will allow the company to deliver Gigabit speeds to homes and business across the Peoria area over its existing network.
Williams also explained that Comcast has nearly 150 employees in four Peoria area facilities, including the new XFINITY Store.